The Tellus high-resolution airborne magnetic and radiometric maps define previously unmapped zones within the Newry Igneous Complex, County Down. High-precision uranium–lead zircon dating of nine rock samples from different parts of the complex provides a robust set of age constraints (c.414–407 Ma), which confirm that the different plutons of the complex young towards the south-west. Combined, these new data allow an innovative model of intrusion to be developed, with intrusion beginning in the north-east and progressing towards the south-west.
|Title of host publication||Unearthed: impacts of the Tellus surveys of the north of Ireland|
|Publisher||Royal Irish Academy|
|Number of pages||155|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Sept 2016|